Which parts of your Job will you share with a Robot?

Last week, I looked at why jobs are being robotised and thought about how we would fare.

This week, after doing some research i’ll identify what styles of work is most easy for robotics and where we should be focussing our attention to remain in gainful employ.

While automation will eliminate very few occupations entirely in the next decade, it will affect portions of almost all jobs to a greater or lesser degree, depending on the type of work they entail.… Read more

Why good people resign; the 6 key reasons.

Losing a great employee is a terrible thing.

Form a Bosses perspective there’s the time and expense of finding, engaging, and training the replacement. There’s the uncertainty of how the new employee will work out. There’s the hardship on yourself and the rest of your team until the position can be filled. There’s the teams uncertainty if the new hire will succeed and work within the team.… Read more

Create instant trust with your new boss

We all have new Bosses come into our work lives. Because of this I’d like to share one tip I found to really build a solid and trusted work relationship with a new Boss who joined our business.

Use the power of one simple regular email to your boss.

I say e-mail as I believe your new Boss will probably be very busy understanding the new roles and responsibilities and getting up to speed in your business.  … Read more

6 Unacceptable Failures

There is a whole literature about success being born from failure.

And, yes, in essence I agree with this big idea; that only through testing yourself and accepting that your testing could produce failures, can you create a successful business, strategy, approach, career etc.

As a new General Manager, you’ll be counselled by your HR team to be tolerant of failure, to support failure, to even encourage failure as a means to speed success.… Read more

8 strategies to handle the move from Functional Head to General Manager

The hardest move I ever had to make was moving from a functional head- in my case Sales Director- to General Manager.  And to be honest it was the transition that I was least prepared for.

Looking back on my previous companies, I believe that this move is the most traumatic to job candidates primarily because many of the skills that led them to be great functional heads are redundant as a new General Manager.… Read more